Keeping your vehicle in great shape is important for your
safety and for eventual resale value. But what’s the best way to keep your car
running like new? Here are a few tips to keep it in top condition.
Keep up with all
Follow along with your vehicle’s required maintenance using
the owner’s manual. If you bring your vehicle to Hardin County Honda at every
maintenance interval, we’ll take care of all the hard work for you. We’ll also
keep an eye out for potential problems so we can catch them early and save you
money in the long run.
Obey all traffic
By following all traffic laws, you are less likely to be involved in an accident, which is the best way to keep your vehicle running soundly. But also, when you follow traffic laws, you’ll avoid speeding, distracted driving, hard braking, and other bad habits that can be hard on your car.
Check your tires,
fluids, and more
While the expert technicians at Hardin County Honda will do thorough inspections at every maintenance visit, it is crucial that you monitor your Honda between visits. Check the tire tread and pressure, ensure none of your vehicle’s fluids are leaking, and listen for weird sounds that could indicate a problem with the brakes or transmission. If you’re due for any routine maintenance — or want an expert evaluation on a potential problem — pay us a visit at Hardin County Honda and let our certified technicians keep your car running like new for years to come.
Last year, Honda celebrated a major milestone in its history: 60 years of racing excellence in the World Grand Prix. It had long been a dream of Honda company founder Soichiro Honda to become a world’s best racing company, so back in 1954, Honda entered his company into the Isle of Man TT in the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix.
It was just three years later, in June of 1959, that Honda
officially became the first Japanese motorcycle manufacturer to enter the
highly competitive race. That year, four racing legends competed with Honda
racing bikes, called the RC142. They were Giichi Suzuki, Junzo Suzuki, Teisuke
Tanaka, and Naomi Taniguchi.
But Honda’s racing legacy isn’t limited to the world of
motorcycles. Not long after entering the world of two-wheeled races, Honda ventured
into the world of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It was at the German
Grand Prix in 1964 when Ronnie Bucknum raced in an RA271 in the four-wheeled
To commemorate 60 years of racing heritage at Honda, the Japanese automaker has been holding several “Honda Racing Anniversary Year” events. Honda also rolled out a new 60th-anniversary racing logo for its competition vehicles to mark the occasion. While the consumer-available Honda vehicles may not be burning rubber on the race track, they are efficient, safe, and full of spirit. Get behind the wheel today at Hardin County Honda.
Efficiency and versatility blend together inside the newest member of the Honda eco-friendly lineup. Honda recently announced its first-ever hybrid SUV – the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Here are some of the features you can expect from this fuel-efficient hybrid model.
It’s the most
powerful CR-V model. Every 2020
CR-V Hybrid will come equipped with the two-mode hybrid system that is currently
used in the Accord Hybrid. This system uses a 2.0-liter engine and an AC
synchronous permanent magnet motor to offer a total system output of 212
horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. This is the most powerful output available
in the whole CR-V range.
Save money at the gas
pump. Along with being the most powerful CR-V model, the CR-V Hybrid is
also the most efficient. It’s expected to increase fuel-efficiency ratings in
the city by up to 50 percent over the standard engine.
Get traction with all-wheel
drive. Take on slick roads with ease with the CR-V Hybrid’s standard
Feel confident behind
the wheel. Each Honda CR-V Hybrid comes standard with the Honda SensingÒ suite of safety
technologies, helping to give you peace of mind behind the wheel.
Enjoy a modern, sleek
design. The CR-V Hybrid builds on the model’s elegant look with LED
headlights and available 19-inch alloy wheels. The blue-accented Honda logos
hint at its eco-friendly power.
We can’t wait to see you right here at Hardin County Honda for a test drive when the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid hits roads later this year.
Your car’s tires are one of its most important components. They help you stay in control, providing you with the grip you need to keep your car on the road. That’s why you need to know how to tell if you need new tires. Here are a few easy ways to see if it’s time for a new set.
The Penny Test
One of the easiest ways of telling if you need new tires or
not is to do the penny test. As its name suggests, all you need is a penny.
Place this penny headfirst into your tires’ tread grooves. If you can still see
the top of Lincoln’s head, then your treads are too worn down, meaning you
should have your tires replaced as soon as you can. If you do this test and
Lincoln’s head remains covered, then you have more than 2/32 of an inch of
tread depth. When that’s the case, your current set is fine for the time being.
Check Your Tires Visually
Every month, you should give your tires a visual check to
ensure they’re still in working order. Look for bulges and cracks, as these are
signs of weakness in your tires. These signs can lead to a blowout, so replace
your tires if you notice any of these clues.
Whether you’re ready for a new set of tires or want a professional to see if you’re due for one, stop by the service department at Hardin County Honda.
Purchasing a used car can be a nerve-wracking experience.
Many times, you don’t know the full details of the vehicle you’re getting. At
Hardin County Honda, we strive to ensure you have the peace of mind needed to
make a used-car purchase. That’s why we offer a Sure Sale warranty when you buy
A Sure Sale Warranty provides you with coverage for five months
or 5,000 miles, whichever comes first. Within this timeframe, you will also
receive towing and roadside assistance, should you find yourself stranded on
the side of the road. If your new-to-you car doesn’t fit your lifestyle, this
warranty even gives you a five-day/500-mile grace period during which you can
return your vehicle.
Along with the peace of mind that comes with this warranty,
SureSale — the company that provides the Sure Sale Warranty — also allows you
to get a sense of your used car’s past. This company completes a background
check on your vehicle, helping to confirm certain facts about your its previous
That your car isn’t a junk or salvage car
There’s no fire, flood, or hail damage reported
That there’s no rebuilt title
The company also checks the odometer’s accuracy, the car’s
manufacturer’s warranty, and whether there are any recalls issued on the model.
Finally, we complete an inspection of your vehicle that has over 150 individual
points of focus, including under the car and the under the hood, along with its
exterior, interior, safety features, tires, and wheels.
If you’ve been looking for a quality used car but feel apprehensive about taking a risk, don’t settle for anything but the best: a Sure Sale Warranty through Hardin County Honda. Stop by today and browse through our extensive pre-owned inventory.
Around the world, people are starting to decorate for the
holidays with lights, trees, and more. If you’re looking for a way to get into
the holiday spirit this year, consider heading to one of these holiday events near
Christmas in the Park
Every year, Freeman Lake Park lights up, turning into a sparkling winter wonderland for people of all ages to enjoy. Known as Christmas in the Park, this event boasts more than 100 light displays, dazzling visitors with their creativity. An illuminated roadway will guide you through this festive event. Attendance is free, but donations are accepted. It’s open every evening from November 27th to January 1st from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, so make sure you swing by to get into the holiday spirit.
Merry & Bright at My Old Kentucky Home
Take a step back in time at one of Kentucky’s most famous landmarks – My Old Kentucky Home. Throughout this historic mansion, you can experience what it was like at Christmas during Victorian times – all you have to do is drive 30 minutes to Bardstown. See the six beautifully decorated 12-foot Christmas trees – each with their own decoration theme – and experience the Christmas customs of a bygone era. Guides dressed up in Victorian hoop skirts or tailcoats will educate you on the tradition of the yule log, the origins of the Christmas tree, the legend of the mistletoe, and much more. It’s a fun experience for the whole family, and will be held from November 15th to January 5th. Regular admission is $14 with discounts available for military, seniors, groups, and more.
At Hardin County Honda, we want you to enjoy the best the holidays have to offer in perfect safety. If your car needs any routine maintenance before you set out to one of these events, set up an appointment with our service department.
can do a number on your car. Make sure you’re ready for the cold weather ahead
with these tips on how to winterize your Honda to help you drive safer during the
to winter tires. Winter tires
are made with snowy and icy roads in mind. They have special tread designed to
give you a better grip on the road during winter weather. Switching your
all-season tires to winter ones will keep you in better control of your car.
your battery. Cold
temperatures can cause your car’s battery to lose its efficiency. If you have
an older battery, now is the time to get a new one so you don’t find yourself
stranded with a dead battery.
an eye on your tire pressure. As
the temperature drops, so will your tires’ pressure levels. Routinely check
your tire pressure to ensure that you don’t run the risk of a blowout or losing
control while out on the road.
sure your fluids are level. From
your windshield wiper fluid to your anti-freeze, make sure all necessary fluids
are at the appropriate level before the temperature drops too much.
your windshield wipers. Good
visibility is critical when you’re driving. New windshield wipers will battle
the snow and ice you might experience during the colder months better than old
ones, providing you with the best sightlines possible.
If your Honda needs any maintenance performed, set up an appointment with the service department at Hardin County Honda. We’ll make sure that your vehicle is ready for whatever the winter roads have to offer.
The holiday season is almost upon us. Whether you’re planning to make the trek to your grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving or simply head down to downtown Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park event, it’s important to be prepared. These holiday travel tips should make your travels a bit easier.
prepared. Whether you’re
flying or driving, it’s essential to always be ready for
the unexpected – especially during the colder months. With winter weather
affecting road and flying conditions, be prepared for delays, traffic, and long
lines at the airport.
peak travel days. If you can,
try to keep your travel dates flexible, avoiding the busier travel days. This
includes the days before and after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.
sure your car is ready. For
the road trippers out there, before you head out on the road, make sure your
vehicle has undergone its most recent routine maintenance. Check your tires,
get your oil changed, and make sure your windshield wipers are working like
plenty of snacks. Hunger can
strike at any moment. Be ready with snacks on hand, whether you’re going
through airport security or driving two hours. After all, you don’t want to get
caught snack-less when your kids get the munchies!
No matter where your holiday travels take you, all of us at Hardin County Honda want you to get there safely. If your vehicle is due for any maintenance, stop by our service department and let us get it back into tip-top shape.
Honda’s engineers are tireless in their efforts to make your car safer. The Japanese automaker recently announced that it is developing new front-passenger airbag technology to help better protect passengers in a variety of front collision scenarios.
The new Honda airbag was created and tested by engineers at Honda
R&D Americas, Inc. These highly-scientists worked with Autolive — one of
the company’s safety systems suppliers — to create this revolutionary safety
“This new airbag technology represents Honda’s continuing
effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and
reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge
of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities,” said Jim Keller, President of
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
This next-generation airbag technology will address a
previously neglected collision-type: the angled frontal impact, in which lateral
collision forces can cause the occupant’s head to rotate or slide off of the
airbag. It will have four major components: three inflated compartments and a
“sail panel” that stretches between the two side chambers at their outermost
edge. This “sail panel” will act like a baseball catcher’s mitt, decelerating
the occupant’s head to cradle and protect it.
Honda plans to introduce this life-saving feature in 2020. For a closer look at the latest and greatest in automotive safety, swing by Hardin County Honda and go for a test drive.
Halloween is the perfect time of year to get your adrenaline
pumping with some spooks and scares. Kentucky is filled to the brim with
haunted houses, trails, and more. If you’re looking for some thrilling seasonal
fun, look no further than these top haunted attractions in Kentucky.
Talon Falls Screampark
Though it’s nearly three hours away from Elizabethtown, Talon Falls Screampark is worth the long drive. Practically bursting with activities, this park has it all. Take a wagon ride through Blood Creek — a farm overrun with lunatics — or take part in the interactive Sinister Circus to bring your childhood nightmares to life. General admission for all four attractions is $42 (online) or $50. For a less intense experience, you can purchase admission to Talon Falls for $17 (online) or $20.
Sinister Tombs Haunted House
Only 20 minutes south of Elizabethtown lies one of the most popular haunted houses in the state – Sinister Tombs. This terrifying site offers enough attractions to keep you on edge for hours with over 50 highly-trained actors, wooded trails, and covered bridges to thrill, scare, and invigorate you. Better yet, every scream and yell benefits a good cause. Every dollar spent at Sinister Tombs will be donated to a worthwhile charity. Admission costs $15 for adults and $12 for children ages five to 12.
Halloween is a wonderful time to enjoy your community’s
creativity, but make sure to do so safely. If your vehicle is due for any
maintenance, swing by Hardin County Honda for a tune-up. An optimized car is
far better for outrunning zombies, after all.